I’m planning to add several Fall-themed activities that emphasize fine motor skills in my classroom. Here is the first.
To do this activity, draw a pumpkin or leaf shape on a plain white paper towel using a permanent black marker, like a Sharpie. It must be permanent ink, not a regular black marker. I just free-handed the shapes when I drew them. Use liquid watercolor (mine is Colorations from Discount School Supply), or food color. Pour the watercolor into a paint palette or small dish. Children will use medicine droppers to squeeze drops of watercolor onto the paper towel.
The watercolor will spread outside of the outline, but that’s okay. The point is to have fun while exercising the fine motor muscles.
Tip: place paper underneath the paper towel to soak up the extra watercolor because it will bleed through onto the table.